Indiana Daily Student

Alyson Brodsy


It's not easy being green

Kermit was right. Going green is difficult, and in the case of green schools, it’s also expensive. The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act represents Congress’s latest effort to pump money into environmental-efficiency projects.

Building for the future

Why did we have to spend so much time trying to find scholarships? Why did we have to go through the horror that is the Free Application For Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA? Why are so many of us going to end up debt-laden when we finally get out of school? Why does college cost so much?

End the debate: fire Sampson

I don’t even understand what the debate is about. Maybe it’s a product of having been alive to see the Hoosiers hoist a national championship

Experience ruined

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go to IU. Since I was four years old my best memories are sitting on the couch with my family watching IU basketball games. When

Brazen "Blazin"

Indira Dammu’s Feb. 13 “Guns blazin’” article is filled with many inaccuracies and misunderstandings. Starting with the beginning of the article, the Virginia Tech tragedy did not

Vampire Weekend will always be cooler than you.

Weekend vacation

The recurrent theme in much of the writing about Vampire Weekend's debut album is the debate over whether the band is merely another example of dreaded online overhype.

"Aw, man! I hope this battery lasts long enough for this shaky emo video to end up on YouTube!"

Monster mash

The fervor surrounding "Cloverfield" has been building since the mysterious teaser trailer appeared with "Transformers" last summer and producer J.J. Abrams took the viral marketing to a new level with odd Web sites' mysterious posters.

Law school of hard knocks

After her first year as a law student at Southern Illinois University, Lisa Rittenhouse had a GPA of 1.948, just below the 1.95 average needed to guarantee a spot in the law school for the coming semester. She was one of six students who reapplied for admission, and the only one denied, even though she claimed to have the highest GPA of all applicants.

Dividing lines

Thirty-seven countries, 17 million square miles and more than 3 million inhabitants. To borrow a line from the oft-quoted movie “Anchorman,” the continent of Asia is “kind of a big deal.”

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